The source said that Ericsson is exploring the possibility of localizing the production of 5G base stations in Russia. The Swedish company is said to be considering 2 options: working with korean GS Group at a production base in baltic Kaliningrad and launching its own plant.
Swedish company did not comment on this information to the source, but confirmed that it "is in constant dialogue with the authorities of many countries, including Russian Federation, to realize the potential of 5G and other hi-tech technologies.
Earlier, the localization of production in Russian Federation was started by Finnish company Nokia, it is another large company of telecommunications equipment. She followed the path of creating a joint venture, in which the chip equipment manufacturer Yadro participates on the Russian side. The joint venture will build a plant in Dubna that will produce 4G and 5G base stations.
The local production of base stations could also be setting up by some companies ZTE and Huawei from China, but there is no specific information about their plans yet. But back in 2019, the Chinese company Huawei and the largest Russian operator MTS signed an agreement on the development of 5G technologies and pilot launches of fifth-generation communication networks in Russia in 2019-2020. RBC was informed about this in the press service of MTS.